Medical Malpractice LawyerPoplar Bluff, MO

We trust doctors to make the right decisions regarding our health. When they violate that trust, they should pay.


We place our health and well being in the hands of doctors. They're tasked with helping us when we're sick and making sure that we get the care and medical attention we need. But what can we do when a doctor gives us bad information? If they botch a surgery and hurt us even more, what are we suppose to do? What options do we have to hold the doctors accountable?

Burger Law is an aggressive and dedicated Personal Injury Law Firm in Poplar Bluff with a proven record of holding doctors responsible for the negligent, dangerous, and damaging actions. You trusted that the doctor had your health and well being at the top of their concerns, but through their negligence they only made it worse. Now you're hurt, suffering, and you need help to correct the situation. Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Poplar Bluff can fight for your rights, your recovery, and ensure that the doctor, hospital, or health provider fully pays for their mistakes.

If you need help with a medical malpractice claim, and you want to be respected and have your case pursued by personal injury lawyers in Poplar Bluff, call or contact our team at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222. We don't charge any fees for our consultations, and we never ask for any attorneys fees unless we win your medical malpractice lawsuit.

Medical Malpractice Lawyer Poplar Bluff

What is medical malpractice?

Medical Malpractice can happen when a doctor, healthcare professional, hospital, or other health service center acts in a negligent way or neglects to provide a standard of reasonable care, and this action leads to the patient being injured. This can happen in the form of errors in diagnoses, missed diagnosis, error in treatments, errors in after care or errors in health management.

You think that a doctor committed medical malpractice in your care. What now?

Here is a quick video explaining whether or not you have a medical malpractice case:

For your case to constitute medical malpractice there are several acts that the doctor, hospital, or health professional had to have made for it to be a legal medical malpractice case. Here are several examples:

  1. A Doctor-Patient relationship has to be established - The only way you can bring a case against a doctor or health professional is if you were actually a patient under their care.
  2. The Doctor must have acted negligently in regards to your care - For the case to continue, the doctor must have acted negligently and made errors in your care that another doctor would not have.
  3. The Doctor's negligence has to have injured you - The doctor's negligent actions must then lead to you being injured or further injured due to their mistakes. If the doctor's negligence didn't harm you, you may not be able to pursue a case against them.
  4. The Doctor's negligence and your injury led to specific damages - For the case to be legally viable, you must have sustained damages directly relating to the doctors actions. If you can prove that your damages directly result from the doctor's or hospitals actions, your case can proceed.

If you have any questions about these steps, what other factors can be used to expose medical negligence and medical malpractice, or if you need to speak with our medical malpractice lawyers in Poplar Bluff now, feel free to call our team at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222. We don't charge any fees for our consultations, and we never ask for any attorneys fees unless we win your medical malpractice lawsuit.

I've proven that my doctor has committed Medical Malpractice against me. What now?

With Medical Malpractice proven, you now need to file a Medical Malpractice Claim.

Here is a quick video detailing how to file a medical malpractice claim:

Filing a medical malpractice claim is similar to filing a personal injury claim. In both Illinois and Missouri, before you can pursue the case from a legal point of view, you will have to have another doctor or health professional write a letter. This letter needs to state that party that provided medical care did so negligently or carelessly, that another doctor, with training or experience similar to the operating doctor, would not have made the same medical choices or errors. So what does this mean? The damage or injury must have arisen from a deviation in the standard of care, and this change has to be the deciding factor in the caused harm to the patient. The deviation from the standard of care, the negligence of the doctor has to have caused further damages than the original ailment. If no damages resulted from the deviation, there is not a strong case for medical malpractice.

When it’s time to file the lawsuit, you have to name the doctor, hospital or practician in the lawsuit, and you will also need a certificate or a letter signed by another doctor that there was negligence involved in the care you received, and that the negligence caused you harm. From this point, a medical malpractice case can proceed.

If you have any questions regarding where you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Poplar Bluff, or if you would prefer to have a medical malpractice lawyer in Poplar Bluff do the filing for you, our medical malpractice attorneys in Poplar Bluff can help you and make sure that your claim is taken seriously. To learn more about our firm, our medical malpractice lawsuit methods, or to see if you have a medical malpractice case, call our team at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222. We don't charge any fees for our consultations, and we never ask for any attorneys fees unless we win your medical malpractice lawsuit.

Medical Malpractice Lawyer Poplar Bluff - Call Now

You're suffering from medical malpractice, and you need someone who will take your case seriously. You didn't want your life and your career to be thrown into disarray because of the negligent and reckless action of a doctor. You need and deserve a team of qualified, experienced, and dedicated medical malpractice lawyers in Poplar Bluff to fight for your rights.

Burger Law is an experienced, dedicated, and aggressive Medical Malpractice Law Firm in Poplar Bluff and we can make sure that you are given the legal guidance and care that you deserve. If you've been hurt, you deserve legal compensation. Call our team at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222. We don't charge any fees for our consultations, and we never ask for any attorneys fees unless we win your medical malpractice lawsuit.

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